The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 543 572 467
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -105
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 384 323 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 294 284 417
Average salary £75,000 £80,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 363 £75,000 -3.22% 34
London -29 199 £82,500 - 12
South East -11 60 £70,000 - 6
East of England +5 43 £66,000 -16.19% 7
City of London -3 36 £97,500 +25.80% 3
Hampshire +3 26 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Hertfordshire - 23 £75,000 - 1
Bedford +7 18 £62,500 +25.00% 3
Bedfordshire -6 18 £62,500 -21.87% 3
West Midlands +2 16 £70,000 -17.64% 1
Surrey +1 16 £67,500 -3.57% 3
Yorkshire -23 16 £70,000 +7.69% 1
Berkshire +8 13 £90,000 +9.09% 1
North West -10 12 £52,500 -22.22% 3
Reading -1 10 £90,000 +5.88% 1
South West -22 10 £66,000 +25.71% 3
Coventry - 9 £70,000 -
Egham - 9 £67,500 - 1
Manchester +4 7 £52,500 -22.22% 2
Scotland -14 7 £70,000 -6.66% 1
Birmingham -4 6 £90,000 +5.88%
Havant - 6 £77,000 -
Cheshire -7 5 £55,000 -
West Yorkshire -33 5 £54,000 -16.92%
South Yorkshire - 5 £70,000 -
Enfield - 5 £42,500 -
Basingstoke +3 4 - -
Edinburgh -10 4 £65,500 -18.12%
Leeds -27 4 £54,000 -16.92%
Sheffield - 4 £70,000 -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 214 (29.12%) Finance
2 146 (19.86%) .NET
3 140 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 137 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (17.28%) Banking
6 122 (16.60%) Java
7 120 (16.33%) Oracle
8 100 (13.61%) TOGAF
9 98 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 92 (12.52%) SQL Server
10 92 (12.52%) HTML
11 89 (12.11%) C#
12 83 (11.29%) SOA
13 82 (11.16%) SQL
14 79 (10.75%) Mentoring
15 73 (9.93%) JavaScript
16 72 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 69 (9.39%) Scrum
17 69 (9.39%) Retail
18 66 (8.98%) TDD
19 63 (8.57%) Windows
20 58 (7.89%) SAP
21 56 (7.62%) CSS
21 56 (7.62%) MS Excel
22 52 (7.07%) Coaching
23 51 (6.94%) IBM
23 51 (6.94%) Linux
23 51 (6.94%) MVC
24 50 (6.80%) Zachman Framework
24 50 (6.80%) Degree

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (4.63%) Tomcat
1 34 (4.63%) WebSphere
2 31 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.81%) IIS
4 25 (3.40%) Apache
5 22 (2.99%) Node.js
6 20 (2.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 20 (2.72%) Oracle Coherence
7 15 (2.04%) CMS
8 12 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.09%) Lync
11 7 (0.95%) Drupal
12 6 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.54%) LiveCycle
15 3 (0.41%) Sitefinity
16 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 56 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.95%) MS Office
3 4 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.27%) InDesign
4 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.72%) RMDS
2 17 (2.31%) SAP PP
3 12 (1.63%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.95%) Oracle SCM
6 7 (0.95%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.82%) SAP QM
8 5 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.54%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.54%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.41%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.27%) SAP APO
11 2 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
11 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
11 2 (0.27%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.82%) Office 365
3 4 (0.54%) IaaS
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.41%) PaaS
5 2 (0.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.53%) SAN
2 39 (5.31%) WAN
3 36 (4.90%) LAN
4 27 (3.67%) Unified Communications
5 26 (3.54%) NAS
6 21 (2.86%) HTTP
7 20 (2.72%) FCoE
7 20 (2.72%) Fibre Channel
7 20 (2.72%) Multicast
8 17 (2.31%) Internet
9 11 (1.50%) Firewall
10 8 (1.09%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.68%) MPLS
12 4 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.41%) DNS
13 3 (0.41%) Intranet
13 3 (0.41%) RTP
13 3 (0.41%) Extranet
13 3 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.52%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 23 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.99%) HBase
6 20 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.31%) Big Data
8 16 (2.18%) Oracle Database
9 15 (2.04%) MySQL
10 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.63%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.36%) QlikView
12 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
14 6 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.82%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.68%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 40 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.95%) Maven
4 5 (0.68%) Selenium
4 5 (0.68%) Ant
4 5 (0.68%) Subversion
4 5 (0.68%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (0.54%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.41%) LSMW
6 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.41%) JBehave
7 2 (0.27%) Lombardi
7 2 (0.27%) JIRA
7 2 (0.27%) JUnit
7 2 (0.27%) Mockito
8 1 (0.14%) Hudson
8 1 (0.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 214 (29.12%) Finance
2 127 (17.28%) Banking
3 69 (9.39%) Retail
4 43 (5.85%) Manufacturing
5 38 (5.17%) Marketing
6 32 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.67%) Back Office
7 27 (3.67%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.90%) Electronics
9 13 (1.77%) Publishing
10 11 (1.50%) Advertising
10 11 (1.50%) Law
11 10 (1.36%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.36%) International Banking
12 8 (1.09%) Front Office
13 6 (0.82%) Billing
14 5 (0.68%) Legal
14 5 (0.68%) Games
15 3 (0.41%) Local Government
16 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (19.86%) .NET
2 92 (12.52%) HTML
3 56 (7.62%) CSS
4 49 (6.67%) Middleware
5 44 (5.99%) ASP.NET
5 44 (5.99%) Web Services
5 44 (5.99%) XML
6 43 (5.85%) HTML5
7 27 (3.67%) WCF
8 24 (3.27%) Spring
9 23 (3.13%) XSLT
10 22 (2.99%) jQuery
11 21 (2.86%) J2EE
12 20 (2.72%) Rendezvous
12 20 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (2.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (2.45%) .NET Framework
14 16 (2.18%) SOAP
15 14 (1.90%) Java EE
15 14 (1.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.44%) User Experience
3 30 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 14 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.90%) Derivative
8 12 (1.63%) EMV
9 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.09%) Open Source
11 7 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (0.95%) Reference Data
12 6 (0.82%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.82%) DTV
13 5 (0.68%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.68%) Xbox
14 4 (0.54%) Statistics
14 4 (0.54%) Economics
14 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.57%) Windows
2 51 (6.94%) Linux
3 30 (4.08%) Solaris
4 25 (3.40%) UNIX
5 24 (3.27%) Android
6 12 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.95%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.54%) AIX
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) HPUX
11 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (13.61%) TOGAF
3 98 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 83 (11.29%) SOA
5 79 (10.75%) Mentoring
6 72 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (9.39%) Scrum
8 66 (8.98%) TDD
9 52 (7.07%) Coaching
10 51 (6.94%) MVC
11 50 (6.80%) Zachman Framework
12 45 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (5.99%) Project Management
14 42 (5.71%) Data Modelling
14 42 (5.71%) ITIL
15 41 (5.58%) E-Commerce
16 37 (5.03%) Technical Architecture
17 32 (4.35%) Information Security
18 28 (3.81%) UML
18 28 (3.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 122 (16.60%) Java
2 89 (12.11%) C#
3 82 (11.16%) SQL
4 73 (9.93%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.04%) PHP
6 10 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.22%) Ruby
8 8 (1.09%) C++
9 7 (0.95%) Python
10 6 (0.82%) ABAP
10 6 (0.82%) C
11 5 (0.68%) Clojure
11 5 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.41%) Scala
13 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
14 1 (0.14%) XPath
14 1 (0.14%) PHP5
14 1 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 50 (6.80%) Degree
2 28 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.04%) MCSE
6 8 (1.09%) PhD
7 7 (0.95%) CISSP
8 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.68%) CCNP
9 3 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.27%) CCEE
10 2 (0.27%) CCNA
10 2 (0.27%) CCIE
10 2 (0.27%) MCSA
10 2 (0.27%) CISM
10 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.63%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.41%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
2 20 (2.72%) NFS
2 20 (2.72%) SRDF
3 13 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.63%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.41%) XenApp
6 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (0.95%) Puppet
1 7 (0.95%) AppDNA
2 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.27%) OpenView
3 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.14%) MOM
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.14%) SCCM
4 1 (0.14%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.14%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 140 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 120 (16.33%) Oracle
3 58 (7.89%) SAP
4 51 (6.94%) IBM
5 47 (6.39%) Cisco
6 34 (4.63%) NetApp
7 33 (4.49%) Citrix
8 29 (3.95%) VMware
9 26 (3.54%) EMC
10 24 (3.27%) TIBCO
11 22 (2.99%) Intel
11 22 (2.99%) Sybase
12 20 (2.72%) DataSynapse
12 20 (2.72%) 29West
13 17 (2.31%) JBoss
14 13 (1.77%) JDA
15 12 (1.63%) HP
15 12 (1.63%) Twitter
16 11 (1.50%) Sencha
17 10 (1.36%) Rackspace
Stockport, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, car allowance and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Base and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: £Negotiable DoE + top benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £10000 - £143000 per annum + (inc benefits) + 20% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 to £70000 per annum - Pension, Health plan, Life Assurance, 25
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Consulting Point
Salary: £78000 - £85000 per annum + car allowance, pension, bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
Consulting Point
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £60000 - £72000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £650000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Car
Posted: 8 days ago
United Kingdom
Boss IT
Salary: £70 - £85k plus bens (circa £100k)
Posted: 9 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Symphony EYC
Posted: 20 days ago